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Chiropractic Care Delivers Relieving Spine Care often in Less Time, with Less Cost

How well do you know your spine and what it needs? Does your physician? Does your insurer (ie, Medicare)? Chiropractic Care prides itself on knowing the spine of each of our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients. Your West Palm Beach chiropractor assesses your low back when there’s low back pain, your neck when there’s neck pain, your neck when you have arm pain, your low back when you have leg pain, your thoracic spine when there is thoracic (and even neck and low back) pain. Your chiropractor ”gets” your spine. Sadly, sometimes your insurer doesn’t. The chiropractic profession strives to provide the research to the insurers to cover essential treatment for your spine while your West Palm Beach chiropractor strives to communicate clearly with your insurer for your optimal care and with you for your best clinical outcome: back pain relief, neck pain relief, arm pain relief, leg pain relief, etc.

YOUR INSURER

Administrators’ data does not tell the whole story about back pain. In a study comparing self-reported low back pain to data assembled by health groups that track low back pain via billing codes and the like found that these two sources do not agree. Self-reported data about low back pain (21.2%) was greater than administration’s data (10.2%). Characteristics of low back pain patients based on data varied in several areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use – leading to an undervalued prevalence of low back pain. (1) Chiropractic Care knows how prevalent back pain is and how it affects our back pain patients like you.

YOUR BACK PAIN

In a study that expressly examined one influence on back pain - spinal stiffness - from the subjective patient point of view and the objective testing angle revealed that these two measures don’t correlate well either. At least in this comparison, actual input was from people: patients filling out questionnaires and doctors who filled out objective tests. These findings led the researchers to observe that while these two sources do not correlate well, each is important in the overall picture of the patient’s condition and care. (2) Your West Palm Beach chiropractor factors in this evidence to care for your spine.

YOUR CHIROPRACTOR

Your West Palm Beach chiropractor is an evidence-based chiropractor. Evidence guides the spine relief treatment plan at Chiropractic Care. An interesting study of chiropractic students found that with each year of education the students became less vitalistic and more evidence-based. (3) After 7 or so years in school, your chiropractor is prepared to take care of West Palm Beach back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of useful chiropractic spine care keeps expanding! Researchers write today of how the use of non-pharmacological pain management may inhibit unnecessary use of opioids. Chiropractic is one type of non-drug pain management offering. In a study of 101,221 spine pain patients, 1.55 to 2.03 times more non-chiropractic patients filled an opioid prescription than chiropractic patients. (4) Further, Medicare beneficiary patients who use chiropractic are found to have higher clinical outcomes (faster recovery, fewer back surgeries 12 months later, less opioid-linked disability, fewer traumatic falls and injuries, slower declines in activities of daily living and disability over time) at less cost (fewer medical doctors visits for low back pain, less opioid expense, less back-surgery cost) with more satisfaction. (5) These are not bad trade-offs for the Medicare cost system and for the Medicare patient.

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Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. Lee Hazen and Cheri Hazen RN on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson describing how non-pharmacological alleviating treatment of back pain using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and other non-drug approaches help.

Schedule a non-surgical West Palm Beach chiropractic care appointment with Chiropractic Care. Know that Chiropractic Care knows West Palm Beach back pain, understands how it affects you, and has a plan for its relief.

 
 Chiropractic Care presents how non-drug treatment of back pain combined with knowledge of the spine and its pain help in the relief of spine pain: more quickly and less costly. 
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